Vitamin B12 deficiency is common, often neglected, relevant to the majority of patients with Parkinsonism, and if not discovered and treated early, can be neurologically devastating
B12 deficiency is a commonly overlooked cause of parkinsonism. B12 deficiency should be ruled out in every person as part of the diagnostic work-up; a serum B12 levels is NOT sufficient to rule out a B12 deficiency.
Age, stress, levodopa, and a handful of other medications and insults interfere with the body's ability to absorb B12. Most people need to take their B12 under the tongue or as a shot in their muscles.
This live discussion will describe the tests that determine whether you're B12 deficient or not, and what to do about it if you are.